Science in Chile: Falling short or aiming high?

You may have seen our recent post where the pressure group mascienciaparachile argued for more planning and spending on research in Chile. The group published a letter in Science which can be found here outlining their argument. On Friday the Chilean go…

Gabriela Mistral: Poema de Chile

Gabriela Mistral Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), born Lucila de María de Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, was the first Chilean and indeed the first Latin American to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature (1945). In 1929 Gabriela defined her project in t…

Latin America, an election cascade by Daniel Zovatto

A series of fifteen elections across Latin America in 2009-12 offers a useful guide to the region's main democratic trends, says Daniel Zovatto.  The presidential election in the Dominican Republic on 20 May 2012 was the first of three such elections…

National Debt – Chile and the world!

If National debt as a percentage of GDP is a reasonable marker of how an economy is doing, then 2 things are pretty clear from the interactive graph below. 1.Most 'developed' economies are set on a path of virtual bankruptcy. 2. The Chilean economy, o…

Share your Chilean stories! Compartan sus historias de Chile!

Tienes una historia interesante de Chile que quieras compartir con nosotros?  Envíala a info@chileno.co.uk para que sea considerada y publicada en nuestro blog! Requisitos: una buena historia y bien escrita, no más de 300 palabras y una foto de buena c…

Was Neruda murdered by Pinochet or the CIA?

On Saturday a Chilean judge ordered police to begin the hunt for the shadowy 'Doctor Price', believed by prosecution lawyer Eduardo Contreras to be the man responsible for the murder of Chilean Poet Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. Four decades after the d…

US military base in Chile

United states political and economic hegemony across the globe has been waning in recent years, not least in South America.

Isabel Allende on Passion

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There’s more to Punta Arenas than El Viento (penguins for one)

We travelled to the windy city of Punta Arenas in Southern Chile. It is in fact the most southerly city in the world. But there is more than climate and geography to Punta Arenas...

Chile: Protest for the “Promised Land” by Patricio Navia

The student movement convulsing Chile is aiming for social inclusion and reform of the model that improved the lives of millions in the 1990s. It should be seen in its own terms and not as a mere outpost of a global trend, says Patricio Navia.   A wav…